CenturyLink Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

                 CenturyLink Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Nov. 13, 2012

MONROE, La., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced that its Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly cash
dividend of $0.725 per share, payable on December 21, 2012, to shareholders of
record on December 11, 2012.

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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink^TM Prism^TM TV
and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurytel.com
Contact: Kristina Waugh, +1-318-340-5627, kristina.r.waugh@centurylink.com